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Oregon’s chocolate cake expert Gerry Frank kept a poker face as he tasted and scored the 15 entries in the Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community’s Taste of Home Chocolate Cake Contest Feb. 11. Frank, who judges the state fairground chocolate cake contest each year, was invited by Willamette Lutheran’s marketing director Kay Hayes to judge their […]
“A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler c.2015, Knopf / Bond Street Books $25.95 / $32.00 Canada 368 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Cut from the same cloth. That’s what your grandma said about you and your siblings, but it couldn’t have been further from the truth: you were different as sun and […]
By E.J. DIONNE JR. In the days of the civil rights movement, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was focused not on the quest for justice but on his fear of Communists. In Parting the Waters, the first volume of his magisterial biography of Martin Luther King Jr., Taylor Branch tells of a 1956 Eisenhower administration […]
The line between college and professional football appear to have become more and more blurred with each passing season. Just the other day, for example, the media announced that one Vernon Adams, who has been a star quarterback with Eastern Washington University and could play there this fall in his senior year, has switched schools to play at the University […]
A volunteer paramedic with Keizer Fire District was honored for her life-saving efforts in Salem last week. On Jan. 2, Samantha Howell, an employee of Pioneer Trust Bank in Salem and a KFD volunteer, was working when a 78-year-old man collapsed and stopped breathing. Howell immediately started CPR and directed staff members at the bank […]